Bug#679573: gnash: Please set NoDisplay=true in gnash.desktop

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Fri Jun 29 20:48:31 UTC 2012

Package: gnash
Version: 0.8.10-6+b1
Severity: wishlist


most people, me included, know Adobe Flash and thus gnash only in form of this
notorious browser plugin. While it is neat to have a stand-alone player
application to playback flash movies and games, if one ever happens to save
them on disk, I think having a dedicated icon for it in the application menu is
more confusing than helpful. Especially, if the application shows a rather
empty window on start up.

Please follow with gnash the direction that other pure viewer applications have
taken and remove it from the menus by setting NoDisplay=true in its .desktop
file. The MIME bindings will be kept intact, so gnash still opens when a .swf
file is started from e.g. nautilus. But a dedicated icon for the gnash player
is IMHO not necessary.

 - Fabian

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (901, 'testing'), (501, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.4-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnash depends on:
ii  gnash-common                    0.8.10-6+b1
ii  libboost-program-options1.49.0  1.49.0-3
ii  libc6                           2.13-33
ii  libcairo2                       1.12.2-2
ii  libgcc1                         1:4.7.1-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0              2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                    2.32.3-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0                     2.24.10-1
ii  libstdc++6                      4.7.1-2
ii  libx11-6                        2:1.5.0-1

gnash recommends no packages.

gnash suggests no packages.

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